Edgar Ortiz

Edgar Ortiz

Edgar Ortiz has a degree in Law from the Francisco Marroquín University. He holds a master in Austrian Economics at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. He is the executive director of the Center of Economic and Social Studies (CEES). He is a professor of economics at the Francisco Marroquín University, and he is also an analyst on issues related to the situation at Canal Antigua. He works as an associate lawyer at Estudio Jurídico Rivera.



Two Economic Fallacies in Trump’s Anti-Trade Speech

By Edgar Ortiz on June 8, 2018

Why are Trump’s anti-trade arguments invalid?

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Mexico’s Flattening Yield Curve: A Crisis Sign?

By Edgar Ortiz on April 12, 2018

What are the chances of Mexico entering into a recession?

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Two Reasons Why The Mexican Peso Appreciated in 2017

By Edgar Ortiz on October 24, 2017

The Mexican peso has recovered much of the value it lost in 2016. Find out the reasons that explain the pesos appreciation here

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Bank of Mexico: Bread Today, Hunger Tomorrow

By Edgar Ortiz on August 14, 2017

This year Banxico will report operating losses and the Mexican government will no longer have another “gift” in 2018.

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Cheap Oil and Why OPEC Can’t Do Anything About It

By Edgar Ortiz on May 4, 2017

Beyond the behavior of speculators or OPEC—which some consider a cartel, if there is anything we can learn is that the fall in oil prices responds to the forces of supply and demand. On the demand side, lower economic activity throughout the world, specially in China, has lowered the price of oil. Projections by the International Energy Agency show how demand weakened in 2014, although it rebounded in 2016.

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Correa’s Ecuador Versus Peru

By Edgar Ortiz on March 29, 2017

It seems that 2006 was a long time ago—the year when Rafael Correa was not yet president of Ecuador. Nevertheless, there was an Ecuador before him: a troubled country that had seven presidents in only 10 years. With elections just around the corner, what economic model will mostly benefit Ecuadorians?

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Why Didn’t the Depreciation of the Yen Help Exporters?

By Edgar Ortiz on December 13, 2016

Why didn’t the depreciation of the yen help exporters? Primarily, because large exporters are also large importers.

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Trump’s Victory Confirms the Peso’s Weakness

By Edgar Ortiz on December 1, 2016

As long as people are pessimistic about the future of the Mexican economy, the peso will continue to fall. It is still uncertain what Donald Trump’s government can and will do.

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The Strengthening of the Dollar and the Upcoming US elections Mean Tough Times for Mexico

By Edgar Ortiz on November 9, 2016

Since early 2016, producer prices have been growing at increasing rates. High production costs create another obstacle for the struggling industrial sector.

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The Strengthening of the Dollar and the Upcoming US Elections Mean Tough Times for Mexico

By Edgar Ortiz on October 3, 2016

Another measure affecting the industrial sector is the Producer Price Index, which does not bring good news for industries. Since early 2016, producer prices have been growing at increasing rates.

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